Local History Collection Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Local History Collection Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Oshawa Public Libraries
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Oshawa, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-11-06 à 2018-03-23 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,60 $

Oshawa Public Libraries collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to a non-circulating collection of resources that document the history of the City of Oshawa, including its inhabitants, government, environment, businesses, institutions and organizations. In addition, materials related to the history of Durham Region are maintained in cooperation with other historical, genealogical, archival and library organizations in the area.

This position will work an average of 15 hours per week, with flexibility to accommodate a student schedule. Will assist in creating catalogue records for the Local History collection, and assist in providing excellent customer service to the users of this collection.


The student will gain hands-on experience in original archival cataloguing and in providing basic library reference skills to customers.


Student currently enrolled in a Masters of Library Studies or Library Technician Diploma or equivalent education. Current experience working in a library or museum would be considered an asset. Strong interest in history, archives, cataloguing, and public service and service in a public library setting. Strong proficiency in technology - such as scanning, microfilm readers and electronic database usage.This position requires extensive keyboarding, handling of books & materials, pushing/pulling trucks, and manual processing of materials, attention to detail/print on all materials and computer screens.

To apply:

Interested applicants can apply with a cover letter and resume to hrstudent@oshawalibrary.on.ca.

Deadline for applications: October 20th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

We thank all those who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Oshawa Public Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Oshawa Public Libraries will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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